Stories by Donnie Fetter

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Ex-governor's cousin eyes Senate race

Former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue stumped on Tuesday for a cousin considering a run for the U.S. Senate.
By Donnie Fetter

Friday, Feb. 8, 2013

Slowinski to seek Broun seat

Brian Slowinksi, a Columbia County Republican, has announced he will seek the 10th Congressional District seat.
By Donnie Fetter

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Moratorium issued on Columbia County rezonings

The Columbia County Commission approved a monthlong moratorium on all nonresidential rezonings while they re-evaluate permitted uses in some zonings.
By Donnie Fetter

Monday, June 18, 2012

Some Greenbrier gluers pay restitution

Some of the Greenbrier High seniors caught squirting super glue into the door locks at the school have paid restitution.
By Donnie Fetter

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Suspect in Evans shooting arrested

Columbia County authorities arrested on Thursday a man they believe is connected to the Monday shooting on Evans to Locks Road.
By Donnie Fetter

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Columbia County teen facing rape charge

Columbia County authorities arrested an Evans teen Tuesday on charges of rape and aggravated child molestation.
By Donnie Fetter

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Columbia County school board adopts budget

The school board adopted the $173 million budget, which they balanced by drawing heavily from reserves and cutting educator positions.
By Donnie Fetter

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Schools donate abandoned clothing

Clothes and supplies left behind by pupils after the school year ends often is donated to area charities.
By Donnie Fetter

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Officials break ground on Family Y, exhibition hall

Columbia County officials and Family Y executives broke ground Wednesday on a new exhibition hall and fitness center in Grovetown.
By Donnie Fetter

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Columbia County OKs budget with tax cut

Columbia County commissioners approved a $56 million general fund budget Tuesday that comes with a half-mill tax cut.
By Donnie Fetter

Friday, June 1, 2012

Vandalism might delay college plans

Four teens arrested last month for squirting glue in the locks of Greenbrier High School might have to pay restitution before they can attend college in the fall.
By Donnie Fetter

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Local speller loses in semifinals

Augusta area spelling champ Rachael Cundey failed to make it into Round 7 of the National Spelling Bee Thursday afternoon after misspelling "cheyney."
By Donnie Fetter

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Speakers challenge Lakeside grads

More than 330 Lakeside High School seniors celebrated their graduation at James Brown Arena on Saturday.
By Donnie Fetter

Harlem graduates honor classmate

Harlem High School students honored their dead classmate Jonathan Hartman at their graduation ceremony Saturday by wearing the orange and blue of the Florida Gators.
By Donnie Fetter

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Commission OKs exhibition hall bid

Construction in Columbia County should start on a $7 million exhibition hall the first week of June and is scheduled to be completed early next year
By Donnie Fetter

School board to look for budget help

The Columbia County school board agreed Tuesday to send a letter asking county commissioners to lower the rate for tax collections.
By Donnie Fetter

Seniors banned from graduation after super glue prank at Greenbrier

Four Greenbrier High School seniors charged with squirting super glue into locks are banned from graduation ceremonies Saturday.
By Donnie Fetter

Monday, May 14, 2012

Greenbrier students jailed in prank

A senior prank of squirting super glue onto lockers landed four Greenbrier High students in jail last week.
By Donnie Fetter

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Students honor classmate who died

Popular senior Johnny Hartman died Tuesday in single-car accident.
By Donnie Fetter

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Columbia County studies tax cut

The Columbia County school board is seeking ways to overcome a nearly $1 million budget deficit while commissioners are considering a half-mill rollback on property taxes.
By Donnie Fetter
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Developer fined by Georgia EPD

The developer of a Grovetown subdivision has been fined by the Georgia Environmental Protection Division for failing to control erosion and other water quality control violations.
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